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The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit by Viktor Farcic

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Chapter 2. The Implementation Breakthrough – Continuous Deployment, Microservices, and Containers

On the first look continuous deployment (CD), microservices (MS) and containers might seem like three unrelated subjects. After all, DevOps movement does not stipulate that microservices are necessary for continuous deployment, nor microservices need to be packaged into containers. However, when those three are combined, new doors open waiting for us to step through. Recent developments in the area of containers and the concept of immutable deployments enable us to overcome many of the problems microservices had before. They, on the other hand, allow us to gain flexibility and speed without which CD is not possible or cost effective.

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